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37 Street Stormwater Trunk Project

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  • Damaged curb sections are being removed before new ones are installed
  • The snow fence has been removed from the areas south of 58 Avenue
  • Sod has been installed north of 58 Avenue up to the shaft, and snow fence has been installed for protection
  • Sod installation between 54 Avenue and 58 Avenue
  • Traffic is being diverted around the shaft
  • Curb reconstruction
  • Curb reconstruction
  • Surface preparation
  • 37street storm trunk - Inside the pipe
  • 37street storm trunk - Equipment storage area north of 54th Ave
  • 37street storm trunk - North shaft cover in place
  • 37street storm trunk - Traffic delineators and No Parking signs set up at the north shaft
  • 37street storm trunk - Placing a pipe in the jacking frame
  • 37street storm trunk - Head of the tunneling machine
  • 37 street storm trunk - site rehabilitation
  • 37street storm trunk Lifting Pipe
  • 37street storm trunk - Jacking Pipe
  • 37 street storm trunk - Intermediate Jack
  • 37 street storm trunk - Pipe cover
  • 37 street storm trunk - Shakers
  • 37 street storm trunk - Snow construction
  • 37 street storm trunk - Specialized pipe
  • 37street storm trunk - Jacking a pipe segment behind the tunneling machine
  • 37street storm trunk - Tunneling Machine - Being jacked through the shaft
  • 37 St SW Construction upgrades - Oct 15 Updates
  • 37 St Storm Trunk - Tunnel Shaft
  • 37street storm trunk - microtunneling shaft
  • 37street storm trunk - manhole installation
  • 37 street storm trunk - Crane
  • 37 street storm trunk No Access
  • 37 street storm trunk - Pathways
  • 37 street storm trunk workers
  • 37street storm trunk - Inside Pipe
  • 37street storm trunk - Open-Cut
  • 37street storm trunk - Shaft
  • 37street storm trunk - Shaft Form

About the project:

The City of Calgary, Water Services, is relocating the South Richmond storm trunk. Once complete the 37 Street SW storm trunk will help ensure we have the capacity to provide continued, reliable drainage services both now and in the future.

Project schedule

Phase 1 included construction from south of Lakeview Drive SW to 66 Avenue SW. Work was completed on schedule in June 2016.

Phase 2 includes construction from south of 66 Avenue SW to the Elbow River. This phase of the project is in preliminary design.

What's new

We hosted an information session on February 22 at the Lakeview Community Association hall. At this session we shared plans for the phase 2 alignment and project details. Please see the boards presented at the session, or this information sheet for an overview of what is to come during phase 2 of this project. Thank you to all residents who were able to attend the ses​sion.

If you have any questions, or would like more information please contact 311.


Update - September 2, 2016

Phase 1

  • Construction work in Phase 1 was completed on schedule in June 2016.
  • Traffic and parking on 37th Street S.W. has been restored to pre-construction operations, except at the north end near Lakeview Drive. The parking restrictions in this area will remain as long as the tunnel shaft remains in place.
  • When the Glenmore Trail/ 37th Street S.W. interchange is constructed as part of the Southwest Calgary Ring Road, the storm trunk will be extended under Glenmore Trail S.W. The tunnel shaft constructed to install the 37 Street S.W. Storm Trunk will remain in place until then to minimize costs and disruption. The Southwest Calgary Ring Road will be open to traffic in 2021. The Glenmore Trail/ 37 Street S.W. interchange may be completed sooner.

Phase 2

  • The City is currently developing the design and completing regulatory requirements for Phase 2, from south of 66th Avenue S.W. to the Elbow River.
  • This work includes a new outfall to the Elbow River and planning for future water quality treatment.
  • The City will exercise due diligence to mitigate environmental impacts and work with regulatory agencies to comply with regulatory requirements and permits.
  • An information session about Phase 2 construction will be held in fall 2016.
Curb Construction  

Update - June 14, 2016

  • Sodding of the area south of the shaft is complete.
  • A snow fence has been installed to protect the recently-installed sod between Lakeview Drive and 58th Avenue. Snow fence has been removed from the areas where sod was installed last year.
  • The traffic detour to accommodate construction has been removed. Barriers will remain at the shaft at Lakeview Drive.
  • Removal and replacement of sections of curb affected by construction has begun. It is estimated that this work will be complete within two weeks.
  • Topsoil and sod will be installed north of the shaft over the next two weeks.
Curb Construction  

Update - May 25, 2016

  • The construction detour is back in place to ensure the safety of construction workers and the public. Please adhere to all signage for your own safety and for the safety of others.
  • The following activities are underway:
    • Paving and temporary curb construction surrounding the shaft at Lakeview Drive and 37 Street.
    • Landscaping, topsoil preparation and laying sod.
    • Removal and replacement of a curb on 37 Street where damage was caused during construction.
  • As a reminder, once construction is complete, the detour around the shaft at Lakeview Drive and 37th street will remain in place. This shaft will be used for tunnelling of the storm trunk to the north. After that work is completed the shaft will be removed, the area will be restored to pre-construction condition and only a manhole rim will be visible at the surface.